Safety Update: Central Mall flag display

Around 8:30 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, April 7, three subjects not affiliated with the university were taken into custody without incident by Marquette University Police Department and charged with trespassing and theft for removing property from an approved Students for Justice in Palestine flag display on Central Mall.

The trespassing and theft incident was observed by a MUPD surveillance camera and MUPD officers were on scene within minutes. During the arrest, one individual was found to be in possession of a gun with a concealed carry permit.

MUPD will continue to monitor Central Mall while the student organization flag display is up April 7-12 to recognize and mourn the loss of Palestinian life in Gaza.

Leaders from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and Campus Ministry are reaching out to affected groups on campus for counsel and support.

Marquette is grateful for the quick response and professionalism displayed by our MUPD officers in protecting our campus community. If you observe any suspicious behavior or fear for your safety at any time, contact MUPD at (414) 288-1911 or through the mobile blue light feature on the Eagle Eye app.